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kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

June 7, 2006
4:42 PM

Post #2362520

I am starting to collect ivy and angels and regal geraniums, here are a few pictures.

I also have some scented geraniums in here.

post your pictures too

This is an unnamed regal I got at walmart for 50 cents, I now have 3 huge geraniums like this from taking cuttings and rooting them LOL

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kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

June 7, 2006
4:45 PM

Post #2362535

This is mexicana ivy geranium.

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kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

June 7, 2006
4:47 PM

Post #2362540

this is black magic ivy geranium

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kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

June 7, 2006
4:50 PM

Post #2362555

cyble holmes ivy geranium


I didnt' check the spelling cyble may be spelled wrong

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Spider07
Lilburn, GA

June 7, 2006
4:52 PM

Post #2362564

They are gorgeous!

*Spider takes his shoes off and lies down in the forum's couch*
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

June 7, 2006
4:54 PM

Post #2362572

LOL, I should be out working, but i'm lazy today


Here's a Angel geranium
variagated Golden angel

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kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

June 7, 2006
4:55 PM

Post #2362577

Variegated Joy Lucille Scented Geranium

Love those variegated ones

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kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

June 7, 2006
4:57 PM

Post #2362580

This is a table full of scented geranium cuttings i'm rooting

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kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

June 7, 2006
4:58 PM

Post #2362590

Chocolate mint scented, without the brown splotching in the center of the leaves, Not enough sun I guess. everyonce in a great while it gets it's brown spots, I guess I don't have enuogh light in the greenhouse. Not sure on that

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kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

June 7, 2006
5:00 PM

Post #2362603

Lemon fancy, my favorite of all the scented leaves are the lemon scented ones.

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kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

June 7, 2006
5:02 PM

Post #2362607

Juicy fruit scented geranium

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kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

June 7, 2006
5:04 PM

Post #2362612

Nutmeg scented geranium,

First one I ever started off with of course. it's been cut on l,000 times over though LOL

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kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

June 7, 2006
5:06 PM

Post #2362621

Last one for now,

spanish lavender scented geraniums



I have to do something constructive today besides sit at this computer. LOL

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Spider07
Lilburn, GA

June 7, 2006
5:56 PM

Post #2362785

Kathy Ann, how many stock plants of each veriety do you have? And how many cuttings on average you get from any? and how long before you pot them up? Thank you.
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

June 7, 2006
6:21 PM

Post #2362889

There are only two or three that I have 2 stock plants of, Depending on how well they sell and how rare they are. as I have no room for too many more and be able to increase my variety . I've had to order extension hangers to make room for more hanging pots because there is no more room for hubby to put up rods in the greenhouse. And I've used all the rods he had and he won't buy more LOL . Cuttings from each stock plant well, that depends on the plant itself. I can't really give an amount of cuttings that I can ta
ke off the plants, it's hard to say. I had a cinnamon which is hard to find and sells fantastic. So i'm trying to make 2 stock plants of that but I sell them faster than I can keep the cuttings to make another stock plant. my one stock plant of cinnamon is in a l0 in hanging basket I think, and I've cutit back to a nub almost it looks bad LOL I'll have to take a picture of it,

Those cuttings in the picture, I never pot up, their selling stock and stay in the 4 in pot. There are a few times i've taken cuttings off thecuttings and stuck them in the same pot and made a bigger plant for folks, cause they got too tall. Hope I've answered all your questions.

this is Lime scented geranium

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kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

June 7, 2006
6:22 PM

Post #2362896

these are coconut scented geranium babies, germinated from seed.

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kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

June 7, 2006
6:24 PM

Post #2362901

These are new stock plants

one on the left is mini regal black knight
other one is strawberry scented geranium, 2 in this pot

I will cut on these next spring . But not a whole lot.

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kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

June 7, 2006
6:27 PM

Post #2362917

one on the left is brand new french lace/variegated prince rupert, which are 2 in the pot and came very tiny, but they'll grow, the other is variegated nutmeg which I have now 3 stock plants of that one. their a little harder to root the V nutmeg too much rot. I loose about half of them.

Lots of new stock plants this year, all small, i'm babying them now, hope to be large soon. I 'm thinking of making an order from the geracae .com place, that's spelled wrong, too long for me to spell right, when I get back from vacation, if I can afford it. I might spend all my money while I"m gone.

But I do want to order a couple variegated angels and pansey faced ones from them before I quit for the year.

kathy

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kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

June 7, 2006
6:29 PM

Post #2362922

Now I do take cuttings off the new stock when they get alittle larger and stick the cuttings in the same pot as the new stock to make the stock plant larger for propigation down the road. I do that all the time.

I will cut on strawberry soon to fill the pot more.

I'll have to wait on french lace for a while though LOL it's so cute though.
Spider07
Lilburn, GA

June 7, 2006
6:46 PM

Post #2362982

Kathy Ann, do you sell your plants? Do you do mail order? I am thinking of selling some SGs at the local farmers market. Could youplease give me some tips? I can Dmail you. I would be very grateful>:o))
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

June 7, 2006
7:26 PM

Post #2363084

I'll dmail you
DanceyTx
Midway, TX
(Zone 8b)

June 7, 2006
8:37 PM

Post #2363306

Kathy they are all so beautiful!!! I love the chocolate one. The blooms are so beautiful!

I'm so glad we got this forum. I will learn so much. ;)
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

June 7, 2006
9:26 PM

Post #2363467

Thanks Dancey
cjolene
Emporia, KS
(Zone 5b)

June 7, 2006
9:42 PM

Post #2363515

*knock* *knock* Can I join in? I brought brownies!
cjolene
Emporia, KS
(Zone 5b)

June 7, 2006
9:53 PM

Post #2363553

*without waiting for an answer, jumps in and grabs the couch next to Spider*

Thought I'd share some pics, too!
I started these from seed. Have yet to know what color the blooms will be!

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cjolene
Emporia, KS
(Zone 5b)

June 7, 2006
9:53 PM

Post #2363555

And this one I started from seed at the same time as the others, but I kept her inside. She's just starting her first bloom!!

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cjolene
Emporia, KS
(Zone 5b)

June 7, 2006
9:53 PM

Post #2363557

And I bought this one in April. I just love the leaves!!

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kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

June 7, 2006
10:15 PM

Post #2363639

They are beautiful, I like the leaves on both of them, georgious

NOW WHERE ARE THOSE BROWNIES. LOL

Plantcrazii
Dallas, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 7, 2006
10:17 PM

Post #2363648

Oh no. I had said that I was not going to allow myself to get another "hobby". I have the C&S hobby and the AV hobby and I had said that this was it except for my outside plants. Now I want some of these. Do these grow year round if you keep them inside in the winter?

Jesse
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

June 7, 2006
10:21 PM

Post #2363660

If you have a nice sunny window, and I mean a nicely lit up window, They love the sunlight when their inside.

Mine don't do well inside the house , not enough light, but they do well in the greenhouse
Plantcrazii
Dallas, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 7, 2006
10:29 PM

Post #2363693

Thanks Kathy. One end of my porch is only sunny in the morning. Do you think that would work? Or the other end gets it in the morning but moves around and would shine on it in the afternoon too. Which do you reccomend?

Jesse
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

June 7, 2006
10:38 PM

Post #2363732

I'd go with the other end ifyou can, but they should be ok with the first end, My greenhouse gets indirect light, and from the chocolate scented geranium picture above, youcan tell it doesn't get light enough in the GH to turn the leaves brown on the CM geranium . There are suppose to be brown splotches on the leaves. I think, not certain, that it's because it's not light enough in there.

GH is out in the middle of the yard so to speak, no shade what so ever, but the inside of the greenhouse is lined with cheap plastic , the kind you get at Ridout or lowes. and it doens't let the sun in as much as just the outside plastic would. Plants were scorching with the outside plastic, I'm glad for the inside plastic, it brought the temps down in the summer andhelped raise the temps in the winter.
Spider07
Lilburn, GA

June 7, 2006
10:46 PM

Post #2363760

Hmmm... i ate all of them... couldn't resist...t hey were delicious...burp

Kahty Ann, what is the size of your greenhouse?
Plantcrazii
Dallas, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 7, 2006
10:58 PM

Post #2363795

Thanks. I will pot them up and put them on the end with the most light. If I notice they look scortched, then I'll move them.

Jesse
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

June 7, 2006
11:08 PM

Post #2363824

16 x 30. and not near big enough, I also grow brugmansias over l00 of them, and mint varieties that Ilike to winter inthe greenhouse so I can sell through the winter. so it gets full, and when I put things on the floor of the GH they don't get enough light and usually die off or rot. I still put things on the floor.

I don't have time now, but I'll gather some pictures of the GH tomorrow and post them, nothing in it much but geraniums now and some brug babies so I guess it would be ok to post them here since their pictures of geraniums LOL

kathy
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

June 7, 2006
11:18 PM

Post #2363858

I think I have time for a couple pics

here are a few of the greenhouse, all thehanging baskets are geraniums. I'm addicted ha? Yes I know.

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kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

June 7, 2006
11:21 PM

Post #2363865

well, apparently you have to type somehting in here in order for the picture to show up here it is again.

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kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

June 7, 2006
11:22 PM

Post #2363871

You see I don'thave anymore hanging room, their hangin off the tables now, I'm waiting on some extension hangers now.

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kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

June 7, 2006
11:24 PM

Post #2363877

front of the GH

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woodthrush
Albrightsville, PA
(Zone 4a)

June 8, 2006
12:42 AM

Post #2364142

Cranesbill Katherine Adele

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woodthrush
Albrightsville, PA
(Zone 4a)

June 8, 2006
12:44 AM

Post #2364155

Vancouver Centennial

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Spider07
Lilburn, GA

June 8, 2006
12:50 AM

Post #2364178

Hi Woodthrush, lovely plants!

Wow Kathy Ann, what a great greenhouse. Your garden is so cute!! And I love the grennhouse with all the cuttings. I wish I had one just like yours/ :o)

9kittymom

9kittymom
Bartlesville, OK
(Zone 6a)

June 8, 2006
12:59 AM

Post #2364209

OK, I have a few,
First a picture of three I got new this year, far right 'Tricolor' Exotic Geranium, middle Vancouver Centennial, left Wilhelm Langguth.

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9kittymom
Bartlesville, OK
(Zone 6a)

June 8, 2006
1:01 AM

Post #2364216

This is one of several I wintered over and they no longer have their name tags.

They looked absolutely awful almost dead when I put them out, sprayed them with Messenger and look at these babies now. Wowee...

Susan
=^..^=

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9kittymom
Bartlesville, OK
(Zone 6a)

June 8, 2006
1:02 AM

Post #2364220

Another, not a very nice shape, but the leaves are pretty...

=^..^=

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woodthrush
Albrightsville, PA
(Zone 4a)

June 8, 2006
1:03 AM

Post #2364225

cranesbille Phillipe Valpelle

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9kittymom
Bartlesville, OK
(Zone 6a)

June 8, 2006
1:03 AM

Post #2364228

another thought it was dead one...

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woodthrush
Albrightsville, PA
(Zone 4a)

June 8, 2006
1:06 AM

Post #2364240

Tricolor

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9kittymom

9kittymom
Bartlesville, OK
(Zone 6a)

June 8, 2006
1:06 AM

Post #2364241

The next ones are also ones I took inside, they are coming along but not as nicely as the ones I just showed you.

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9kittymom
Bartlesville, OK
(Zone 6a)

June 8, 2006
1:07 AM

Post #2364245

lst one of those

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9kittymom
Bartlesville, OK
(Zone 6a)

June 8, 2006
1:09 AM

Post #2364252

Hanging basket, I see the tag but am too lazy to go out right now and get it. LOL

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9kittymom
Bartlesville, OK
(Zone 6a)

June 8, 2006
1:13 AM

Post #2364270

This one is new this year, I bought three of these...

=^..^=

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9kittymom
Bartlesville, OK
(Zone 6a)

June 8, 2006
1:15 AM

Post #2364274

Found the picture with all three...

=^..^=

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9kittymom
Bartlesville, OK
(Zone 6a)

June 8, 2006
1:16 AM

Post #2364283

This is a Lady Baltimore ( I think), but don't have the tag.

Susan
=^..^=

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kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

June 8, 2006
1:42 AM

Post #2364420

OH wow, lovely pictures, 9kittymom your hanging basket picture looks like my mexicana, they have a similar ivy geranium called picasso too. It's 3 times bigger than mine LOL I keep cutting on mine too much I geuss.

I didn't realize we had so m any geranium lovers amongst us

How come we've never traded before LOL
Spider07
Lilburn, GA

June 8, 2006
1:44 AM

Post #2364432

beautiful, kitty!
cjolene
Emporia, KS
(Zone 5b)

June 8, 2006
1:44 AM

Post #2364435

Heya all! Wow! Lots of new pictures after my last post! You all have such pretty ones!! I forgot about Hocus Pocus. I got it last year from Lowe's off the clearance rack! Can you believe it??

You know, I wasn't gone all that long and the brownies are all gone!! I left them right next to Spider thinking that'd be a safe spot!! lol

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Spider07
Lilburn, GA

June 8, 2006
2:51 AM

Post #2364861

what?!?! brownies...safe with me??? LOL!!!
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

June 8, 2006
2:56 AM

Post #2364890

Spider, you leave those brownies alone LOL, their mine I tell ya, mine...

I've been dieting for a year now and I'm sick to death of slow results, it's time to fall off the wagon.

kathy
cjolene
Emporia, KS
(Zone 5b)

June 8, 2006
3:47 AM

Post #2365117

Whoa!! Just realized how out of focus that pic was. You can't really see the cool leaves. I must've clicked on the wrong day. Here's today's.

I think Spider should be in charge of the brownies next time. ; ) lol (and we'd probably better keep them away from Kathy)

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kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

June 8, 2006
11:53 AM

Post #2365662

LOL,
momcat
northeast, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 8, 2006
12:42 PM

Post #2365791

Woodthrush, I love your Katherine Adele. Did she overwinter OK for you? I have tried twice, but she never makes it through the winter here. I see you're a zone colder, so maybe it's me. I have maybe 20 - 25 other Geraniums that come back and do beautifully year after year. What kind of soil, shade, part shade, sun, do you have her growing in? Deb
Lenka_
Princeton, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 8, 2006
7:30 PM

Post #2367301

Hi all!
I absolutely love geraniums! Especially the cranesbill varieties or should I call them wild geraniums - for example Geranium pratense, Geranium sinense, Geranium polyanthes and etc.. But unfortunately have been having difficulty making friends with them - they don't seem to like me much, even though they're one of my favourites (not fair!!). I was trying, unsuccessfully, to start some from seed. Only a few seeds sprouted and I am not not even breathing when I am near them :).
Do the seeds take a while to germinate, kathy_ann? I see you have been quite successful with starting them from seed. Is there anything special you're doing: giving cold treatment for a few weeks or soaking for 24 hrs prior to sowing?

Geranium cinereum 'Purple Pillow' and Geranium pratense 'Okey Dookey' are growing in the large pot with lots of mulch but they are both stuck - no bloom, no new growth...Fertlized - no change...The soil mix was a good quality one - I usually get a variety of mediums and mix my own. Geranium sessiliflorum 'Nigricans'
that I have in the garden is doing fine so far (knock on the wood three times)...But that's just one.. I have been quite successful with the rest of my flowers, even this season experimented (quite successfully) with fruit trees and vegetables! But I am in Texas, near Dallas, and today it's 96F and tomorrow will be 100F.. Maybe they don't like the Texas heat??(but who does???!!! I can totaly relate...). They are not in direct sun - they all get morning sun and partial shade in the afternoon.

I'd appreciate any advice or tips...

- Clueless...
Spider07
Lilburn, GA

June 8, 2006
7:36 PM

Post #2367315

Hi Lenka, they are called hardy geraniums to distinguish them from the tender geraniums or pelargoniums. They are both from the same family geraniaceae meaning that their seed pods look like cranesbill.

Maybe your climate is too hot form them. It is what peeps told me about growing them ehre in GA. I used to have many in England and they just grew like weeks and self seeded everywhere. Do you grow them in the shade? They like cooler temperatures with some humidity.

This will keep you going until Kathy Ann, our forum expert extraordinnaire comes in and answers your question.
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

June 8, 2006
8:45 PM

Post #2367576

I don't germinate any from seed, I have coconut scented geranums that have germinated from seed, but they either drop on the ground and sprout or I pick the seed and throw them into this one pot I keep just for the coconut seed, throw them right on top of the soil, and keep them moist, Most don't germinate that way, but I have no time to take time , LOL. I once did plant them and all germinated, but I didn't do anything extraordinary to the seed. just planted as I plucked them from the seed pods.

I've not germinated any other from seed but the coconut one.

sorry I couldn't help much on the germinating from seed.
woodthrush
Albrightsville, PA
(Zone 4a)

June 9, 2006
2:32 AM

Post #2368909

Katherine Adele is a new one for me. I hope she does well for the winter. She's in a raised bed, with new top soil. Haven't added anything special. Gets morning sun and dappled afternoon.
Pam
Lenka_
Princeton, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 13, 2006
5:31 PM

Post #2386185

Thank you all very much for the answers. Thanks Spider, I did hear "hardy geranium" name but wasn't sure if that is exactly what people call them...Now I know.. :)

It might be the climate - I do have them in partial shade though. But it get pretty hot, humid - yes. I made a special mix for them with organic matter and regular garden soil..And the soil is mulched...maybe it's just me they don't like :)).

Out of multiple purchased seeds I have only managed to have one variety germinate - I want to say it was geranium phaeum smth.. - can't remember now.. Planted the seedlings this weekend out in the garden, made some shade for it myself as we were moving towards 100F this weekend...They were not as strong as I'd like but I could tell they did not like that peat pot I stuck them into... will take a picture if it survives - that would be my first successfully germinated from seed hardy geranium.

And let me mention that Lowes sale rack rules! Someone above said they got a geranium from there and it was growing well. I have been a constant visitor to my neighbourhood Lowes and have managed to get some cool stuff at 50-75% off the reg price!! If you have Lowes around you and have not tried this - definitely worth checking out.
vossner
Richmond, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 15, 2006
12:19 AM

Post #2391057

Kathyann, I have the very first one you posted in this thread. Bought at a better nursery and it wasn't 50 cents! I think it is beautiful. Grows well, too.
cjolene
Emporia, KS
(Zone 5b)

June 21, 2006
5:47 AM

Post #2415145

We need some more pictures!! This is my indoor geranium.

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beaker_ch
Columbia Heights, MN
(Zone 4a)

June 27, 2006
12:36 AM

Post #2437076

Does anyone know the name of the Regal? I think I had a tag, but can't find it.

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beaker_ch
Columbia Heights, MN
(Zone 4a)

June 27, 2006
12:38 AM

Post #2437084

Amethyst Ivy

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beaker_ch
Columbia Heights, MN
(Zone 4a)

June 27, 2006
12:40 AM

Post #2437095

Solstice Red

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Spider07
Lilburn, GA

June 27, 2006
12:56 AM

Post #2437142

they are gorgeous beaker!!!
beaker_ch
Columbia Heights, MN
(Zone 4a)

June 27, 2006
1:07 AM

Post #2437189

A pot of White Glitter with Red Millionbells

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beaker_ch
Columbia Heights, MN
(Zone 4a)

June 27, 2006
1:09 AM

Post #2437198

A trio of Rocky Mountains; Lavender, Light Pink and Deep Rose

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beaker_ch
Columbia Heights, MN
(Zone 4a)

June 27, 2006
1:11 AM

Post #2437204

Solstice Chocolate

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beaker_ch
Columbia Heights, MN
(Zone 4a)

June 27, 2006
1:13 AM

Post #2437212

White Royalty

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beaker_ch
Columbia Heights, MN
(Zone 4a)

June 27, 2006
1:15 AM

Post #2437219

and finally (for tonight and until they are better blooms) Reggie and Red Tangos

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beaker_ch
Columbia Heights, MN
(Zone 4a)

June 27, 2006
1:20 AM

Post #2437234

Thanks, Spider. The growing season, thus far, has not been kind. Plants are not growing well and blooming their little heads off yet. It's been too cold. I got in on the Messenger Coop and am hoping a shot of that might help. Two of my Alstoemeria have done nothing. I gave them a shot of Super Thrive this morning and saw new growth tonight. Go figure.
Spider07
Lilburn, GA

June 27, 2006
1:47 AM

Post #2437341

Beaker, you have a lovely garden with beautiful plants and flowers. i love it.

who is that cutie pie in the last photo?
beaker_ch
Columbia Heights, MN
(Zone 4a)

June 27, 2006
2:48 AM

Post #2437701

That's my little Westie, Reggie. Spoiled to the core. He knows he's cute and runs with it. He and I have been battling the last few days. He's deathly afraid or fireworks and firecrackers, so this time of year he wants to be as close to me as possible. That means he follows me into the garden where, he is not allowed. I have one poor little dahlia that's only about an inch and a half high it's been trod upon so much. He's 14 going on 2 and has his own personal herd of cats that he rounds up a number of times a day. I don't think the cats really like his bossiness, but they put up with him. If the cats get too roudy, he puts a quick stop to that nonsense. Gets pretty exiciting around here at times and you need to move slowly to avoid injury by some animal flying by, full speed ahead.

This is Gizmo, one of the unholy three. He likes to walk across my computer keyboard and seems very adept at erasing whatever I'm working on. I've learned to save my info everytime I walk away. I also suspect he is the one who removed my geranium cuttings today.

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Spider07
Lilburn, GA

June 27, 2006
3:10 AM

Post #2437766

ROFLMAO!!!

You are surrounded by critters of great character!!!
beaker_ch
Columbia Heights, MN
(Zone 4a)

June 27, 2006
3:12 AM

Post #2437778

Momcat, I've had Katherine Adele for two years now in zone 4. It gets good morning sun and then some afternoon shade. Just normal garden soil with a bit of peat mixed in. It does very well here. But the one that is out of sight is my Jolly Bee. See my pic at 8:07. Jolly Bee blooms like this all summer right up until frost.

Nery, check out my post at 7:36. Is this the one you have? Do you know it's name? Please tell me you didn't toss the tag.
kbaumle
Northwest, OH
(Zone 5b)

June 27, 2006
5:53 PM

Post #2439657

I lost my 'Vancouver Centennial' to stem rot about a month ago. :-( I have to find another one, because I just loved that one.

Here's a Salmon something or other. I don't know the name of it. Does anyone know?

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beaker_ch
Columbia Heights, MN
(Zone 4a)

June 28, 2006
2:15 AM

Post #2441499

Kbaume, very pretty, but looks pink to me.

I have a few more. Allure Lilac Chiffon a Zonal

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beaker_ch
Columbia Heights, MN
(Zone 4a)

June 28, 2006
2:18 AM

Post #2441509

Blanche Roche GF Ivy - This is not a good picture. I'll keep working on it.

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beaker_ch
Columbia Heights, MN
(Zone 4a)

June 28, 2006
2:20 AM

Post #2441517

and, Summer Rose Lilac

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Spider07
Lilburn, GA

June 28, 2006
2:26 AM

Post #2441532

Where do you peeps get your geraniums from? I ordered some from Canada as I could not find them here but they are taking so long to come...they are all miniature ones.

beaker and kbaumle, your plants are beautiful!
beaker_ch
Columbia Heights, MN
(Zone 4a)

June 28, 2006
2:38 AM

Post #2441575

I got all mine locally from different nurseries. However, my interest is increasing and I would like to try some of the minis. I saw a few websites out on the Watchdog that had good ratings. Can't remember all the names right now, but Hobbs comes to mind. Who did you order from, Spider?
Spider07
Lilburn, GA

June 28, 2006
3:00 AM

Post #2441651

Blue Fox in Canada. It is run by a lovely lady.

http://www.bluefoxfarm.com
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

June 30, 2006
11:53 PM

Post #2452883

Beatufiul pictures, I just got back from a very long vacation, and brought back a truck load of plants,


some of whic h are regal geraniums , ivy geraniums and a couple of fancy leaved ones.

Lots of other things too. didn't have room for the kids back there it was so packed.


kathy
Spider07
Lilburn, GA

July 1, 2006
1:01 AM

Post #2453136

Tell us everything about your plants Kathy Ann, I missed you when you were gone.
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

July 1, 2006
2:23 AM

Post #2453405

Thanks spider


well let's s ee, I wrote down everything I bought this evening, I've been out in the greenhouse all evening potting up the geraniums. I 'm still not done LOL


some of the ivy geraniums, stayed in the back of the pick up for 6 days and they look like their in serious need of some loving, I hope they pull out
here's what I bought.

Ivy geraniums:
holiday rose
luna
taj mahal
butterfly
beach

stellar:
Miss pat

Cascade:
sophie
silver pink, a variegated ivy, is really pretty

wilhelm languth, I forget which kind this is, it's wrote on the tag

Regals:
peppermint star
raspberry swirl
elegance burgundy
maiden deep orange
elegance rose bicolor
maiden red
maiden rose pink

I've potted up everything but the ivy's

I didn't find too many scented geraniums that I didn't already have, so I didn't get any of those this time around.

I love it when we travel, my husband likes the 2 lane roads cause he gets sleepy on the interstate, and we find lots of nurseries on the 2 lane roads LOL



I got kent beauty oregeno, been looking for that one. got a new echinacea called hope a pastel pink colored flower.
lots of begonias and heucheras i've never heard of before.
a new lambs ear, that's not fuzzy at all, and really unusual

a couple of new sedums i've not heard of before.

I made out like a bandit for sure. I feel like it's christmas in JUne LOL

kathy
cjolene
Emporia, KS
(Zone 5b)

July 6, 2006
2:36 AM

Post #2472659

I saw a hummingbird today going back and forth between my geraniums. It was really neat- wish I had my camera!
Spider07
Lilburn, GA

July 6, 2006
2:55 AM

Post #2472753

Apparently, they love geraniums, especially the red ones.
cjolene
Emporia, KS
(Zone 5b)

July 6, 2006
2:57 AM

Post #2472762

I didn't know that!! ; ) I thought it was the neatest thing!
kbaumle
Northwest, OH
(Zone 5b)

July 6, 2006
4:37 AM

Post #2473164

'Mr. Wren'

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Allison_FL
Dunedin, FL
(Zone 10b)

July 6, 2006
10:36 AM

Post #2473461

Beautiful ! Hummingbirds love Red !
Spider07
Lilburn, GA

July 6, 2006
3:41 PM

Post #2474243

Oh... I had a big Mr Wren in England. Tried to order one here but it was too late in the year. I will order next year. :o)
beaker_ch
Columbia Heights, MN
(Zone 4a)

July 12, 2006
3:22 AM

Post #2495620

Ran into a great sale yesterday. Beautiful geraniums at a 1.00 a pop. This is Adara one of the Bright Star series zonal from Italy. I picked up 3 for 3.00. I also got 3 Libra from that series (white), but forgot to take a pic.

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beaker_ch
Columbia Heights, MN
(Zone 4a)

July 12, 2006
3:25 AM

Post #2495639

This is Indian Dunes a fancy leaf zonal that is huge. I did have to pay a bit more, 5.00.

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beaker_ch
Columbia Heights, MN
(Zone 4a)

July 12, 2006
3:28 AM

Post #2495649

Here's a closup of Indian Dunes. I haven't repotted it yet. It needs some shaping, so plan to try to do several cuttings sometime this week.

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beaker_ch
Columbia Heights, MN
(Zone 4a)

July 12, 2006
3:30 AM

Post #2495656

Maestro White Splash - 3 for 3.00

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beaker_ch
Columbia Heights, MN
(Zone 4a)

July 12, 2006
3:32 AM

Post #2495662

Here are some Pinto seed geraniums; Blush and Salmon. I also have some Royal White ivy in there.

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beaker_ch
Columbia Heights, MN
(Zone 4a)

July 12, 2006
3:37 AM

Post #2495680

Some Rocky Mountains on my fence, but not from yesterday's sale. I've posted these before, but this is a closer view. I belive the colors are Light Pink, Lilac and Lavender.

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beaker_ch
Columbia Heights, MN
(Zone 4a)

July 12, 2006
3:39 AM

Post #2495690

Royal White Ivy - 5 for 5.00

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beaker_ch
Columbia Heights, MN
(Zone 4a)

July 12, 2006
3:43 AM

Post #2495708

I picked this regal up at a different sale for 4.00 a few weeks ago. It was in pretty rough shape, but has bounched back extremely well. I did use Messenger on it, so maybe that helped.

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beaker_ch
Columbia Heights, MN
(Zone 4a)

July 12, 2006
3:48 AM

Post #2495737

Oops, that was Solstice White with Rose Eye.

And this last pic is of some regals on my steps. I've posted these before, but they weren't blooming like this. This is a bad picture, they look much better in person. Also, the middle one is an unknown, but I think it might be Tirley Garth. If anyone has a better guess, please let me know.

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kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

July 12, 2006
1:26 PM

Post #2496697

beautiful pictures
kbaumle
Northwest, OH
(Zone 5b)

July 22, 2006
7:40 PM

Post #2535106

When it's time to bring these in for the winter, what is the general care for them? I have them all in regular potting soil (not the moisture control) in clay pots.
Spider07
Lilburn, GA

July 22, 2006
7:55 PM

Post #2535153

lovely plants Beaker.

kbaumle, i keep mine going through the winter. Only keep them on the drier side.
beaker_ch
Columbia Heights, MN
(Zone 4a)

July 23, 2006
12:22 AM

Post #2535851

KB, if you have room, you can leave them in the pots in a cool location indoors. I've heard some people just put them in a closet. You shouldn't water much, maybe about a cup of water a month. Come April, bring them out and start giving more water and light. Cut off any dead leaves or back by half if you want to. I've also been told they can be stored bare root in a paper bag or hung from a basement ceiling. If hung, should be misted about once a month. If in a paper bag, you're suppose to soak the roots for an hour once a month, let dry and back in the bag. I believe you're also suppose to cut back by half if bare root. Come March or April, pot them up, start giving water and light. Should have blooms by Mother's Day. I don't know if Ivies or Regals can be treated the same way. I do know you can treat Regals as a house plant. I need to do further research into those.

I think clay pots are great for geraniums as you don't want them to stay too wet after watering.
sedum37
Westford, MA
(Zone 5b)

July 26, 2006
3:35 PM

Post #2550281

Hi all,
Glad to find this forum! I have been a fan of hardy geraniums for many years now. Just this year I did some containers containing annual geraniums.

Here is one containing:
Bravo 'Light Pink' Geranium, Brocade Leaf Geranium 'Pink Happy Thoughts', Licorice Plant, Brocade Leaf Geranium 'Indian Dunes'. 'Blanche Roche GF' Geranium, Blackeyed Susan Vine 'Blush' on bamboo supports.

Sue


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sedum37
Westford, MA
(Zone 5b)

July 26, 2006
3:39 PM

Post #2550295

Also here is another group of three pots (below).

If you want to see my album over at PictureTrail, take a look here:
http://www.picturetrail.com/gallery/view?p=999&gid=10593099&uid=4348107


Enjoyed looking at everyone's plants in this post!

Sue

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kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

July 26, 2006
9:01 PM

Post #2551826

Fantastic Job Sue, I love those containers, don't you just love containers with several plants mixed in, they look so neat like that, your geraniums look lovely
Spider07
Lilburn, GA

July 26, 2006
9:24 PM

Post #2551910

Hi Sedum,

They are all so gorgeous!!!
sedum37
Westford, MA
(Zone 5b)

July 26, 2006
10:10 PM

Post #2552095

Hi Kathy Ann and Spider,
Thanks for looking! I have always grown things in the ground so container gardening is new to me. Except I've grown herbs, tomatoes and succulents in troughs but had never grown any flowering containers. It was fun to put them together. I like to do silk flower arranging and it was kind of like that. I guess the only drawback is keeping everything watered but here in Massachusetts we've gotten a lot of rain this year so it hasn't been too bad yet this year.

Sue
Spider07
Lilburn, GA

July 26, 2006
10:50 PM

Post #2552229

Well Sue, you have a real talent for putting plants together in containers. You can do it really beautifully.
beaker_ch
Columbia Heights, MN
(Zone 4a)

August 13, 2006
8:53 PM

Post #2618590

Rainy today, so I went through my catalog of pels and realized I didn't have pics of some late season sale finds, so here are a few more. This is Allure Lilac Chiffon by Ball. Lovely Lilac Pink with some dark rose markings in the throat.

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beaker_ch
Columbia Heights, MN
(Zone 4a)

August 13, 2006
8:56 PM

Post #2618599

Mira Bright Star Zonal. Hard to capture the color on this one, but it's a pretty coral red.

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Spider07
Lilburn, GA

August 13, 2006
8:57 PM

Post #2618600

Beautiful!
beaker_ch
Columbia Heights, MN
(Zone 4a)

August 13, 2006
9:00 PM

Post #2618609

Patriot Soft Pink Zonal by Olgevee. Loaded with blooms. Heat didn't seem to phaze it.

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beaker_ch
Columbia Heights, MN
(Zone 4a)

August 13, 2006
9:03 PM

Post #2618616

Another Bright Star series, Polaris. Also loaded with blooms and also weathered the heat well. Actually, all the Bright Stars did.

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beaker_ch
Columbia Heights, MN
(Zone 4a)

August 13, 2006
9:09 PM

Post #2618641

That's the wrong picture on the Patriot. How did I do that?!? Anyway, here's the correct one.

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beaker_ch
Columbia Heights, MN
(Zone 4a)

August 13, 2006
9:13 PM

Post #2618661

And last, GF Guillou Ivy Solo. For some reason, I keep breaking off stems of this one, so now have three I'm trying to root.

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